Jonathan P. McCready, Co. K, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

New Castle News (New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania), May 1, 1908.

J.P M’Cready 

Native of Lawrence County Dies of Injuries 

From injuries sustained Monday afternoon when he was struck by a traction car at College Hill, Jonathan P. McCready, a native of Lawrence county died yesterday at the Beaver Valley General hospital. He was paralyzed and unconscious and passed away without ever being able to speak. 

Mr. McCready was born in this county, near New Galilee, 72 years ago. He served during the Civil war as a member of Company K, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, enlisting as a drummer boy. 

For a number of years he was engaged in the undertaking business and he was quite well known both in Lawrence and Beaver counties. He was twice married, one child being born of his first union and six by his second. These are: Mrs. Nellie Koesler, Candler, Fla; Mrs. Charles Carter, Pittsburg; Mrs. John McCoy and Miss Ruth McCready, Beaver and Mrs. Adison Shenon and the Misses Mame and Sarah McCready of Beaver Falls.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Beaver Falls. 

Jonathan P “John” McCready (1837-1908) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.